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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
94,000 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace heater core (1 reports)
  3. replace hoses and coolant reservoir (1 reports)
2000 Ford Taurus cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2000 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 022009

Taurus FFV 3.0L Vulcan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,000 miles


I knew there was a problem when I could smell coolant in the car when driving on the highway and started finding coolant under the car in the mornings.

After a close inspection, it turned out the coolant bottle was cracked and leaking. I took it to an A/C shop, and he found the problem in just a few minutes. I bought a bottle from eBy, and that cracked too. Then I bought a bottle from Autozone (be careful, they have no warranty on those!) and that cracked too. So finally, I bought a bottle from the dealership, and that is holding up well. Apparently, cheap-o bottles can't stand the pressure, so you're much better off buying an OEM one from the dealership.

- , Nashville, TN, USA

problem #3

Aug 272009

Taurus 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,000 miles

The Engine coolant has been leaking for quite a long time first we found a leak behind the engine and fire wall The whole pipe assembly had to be replaced. Now Its December 2009 and our heat quit working then we checked the engine coolant it was low we filled it up and the next day the Temperature needle started sky rocketing all the way up to the H when it should be between the H and C. So we took it to a shop that for 8 straight hours worked on and said the thermostat stuck and caused a hose to blow out so they fixed it or so we thought untill the next day December,19th The needle sky rocketed again! 2 Stupid repairs and still losing coolant We were driving and the engine was makeing a loud knocking sound like it was about ready to blow luckil it didn,t but it was getting real hot smoke was comming out by the radiator overflow. What is the deal the only other thing could be a bad water pump or over flow tank.

- , Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #2

Dec 102007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles

Been leaking for a month. 3 "repairs" later and it is still leaking.

- , Mission Viejo, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 172006

(reported on)

Taurus 3.0

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

Leaking anti freeze / coolant between firewall and engine. Too many problems with the 2000 Ford Taurus

- , Clarence, NY, USA

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